Young Montrose dancerdonates hair and £1,700 to kids’ charity

Oscar and the hair which will benefit a sick child.
Oscar and the hair which will benefit a sick child.

A six-year-old member of the Gordon School of Dancing, Oscar Waddell, has made a generous donation of hair to the Little Princess Trust, which gives wigs to children who have lost their own hair while receiving cancer treatment.

A year ago, Oscar called a halt to haircuts, and grew a seven-inch pigtail.

He has also been actively fund-raising and, through the generosity of friends and strangers, he has now raised over £1,700 for The Little Princess Trust.

On January 11 he had his hair cut at Brechin Rugby Club where he plays for their Micros team, the Pirates. After the first training session of 2015 he lost his locks in the clubhouse, a fitting gesture since the club had donated half the proceeds of its annual tournament fund-raiser to Oscar and his charity.

Oscar said: “It was tough being teased about having long hair and looking like a girl, but not as tough as it must be being sick.”

Asked how he felt about the cut, he said he was excited, but will grow it all back and keep it as he’s quite attached to his unique look.